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Callicarpa acuminata 'Woodlanders'

frc: raspberry red
wholesale source (Nurseries Caroliniana)

Callicarpa americana 'Bok Tower' (10/00)

frc: white fruit
bt: later flowering than species typical - also later fruiting as a result
or: Jonathan Shaw of Bok Tower Gardens selected from Poly Co. FL USA
in: Woodlanders Nur. Aiken SC USA 2000

Callicarpa americana 'Lactea'

frc: white

Callicarpa americana 'Russell Montgomery'

frc: white
eval: said be a better clone of 'Lactea' type
li: Dirr, M.A. 1998. Man. Woody Land. Plts. Stipes Publ. p. 160

Callicarpa americana [variegate]

lc: mottled cream to white, 15-20% of surface. Not a bold or bright variegation. No reversions observed in 3 ft. plant.
or: Laurence Hatch found as sport in Raleigh NC nursery 2001
eval: not a very bold nor commercially promising clone. It may have use for breeding or future selection.

Callicarpa bodinieri var. giraldii (Rehd.) Rehd. (C. giraldiana Schneid.)

lv: glabrous above, glandular and somewhat downy below - var. bodinieri is pubescent on both surfaces.
infl: less pubescent tha var. bodinieri.
id: W.J. Bean says plants in Britain under C. giraldiana are often closer to var. bodinieri in their vestiture.
aw: RHS FCC 1924

Callicarpa bodinieri 'Profusion'

lc: bronze to purple tinged new growth, semi-showy at best.
afc: purplish, sometimes a bit showy.
fc: light pink - these are so numerous they are somewhat showy - but it is no Spiraea to be sure!
frc: violet
frq: 30-40 fruit per infructescence (cluster) - more than typical. Heavy fruit set occurs on younger plants too.
or: Holland
eval: this is the most widely cultivated clone of the species and perhaps the mostly widely sold cultivar of all.
prop: said to come mostly true from seed - this is of course not recommended.

Callicarpa dichotoma f. albifructa T. Yamazaki ('Albescens', 'Albofructus')

frc: white, unfortunately browning with maturity
ns: this is the correct name for the white-fruited form.

Callicarpa dichotoma 'Early Amethyst'

ha: arching, graceful
ht: 3-4 ft. tall x 4 ft. wide
frc: glossy violet-purple
frq: more fruitful than species typical
or: Arnold Arboretum
wholesale source (Western Maine Nurseries)

Callicarpa dichotoma 'Issai'

ht: 3-4 ft. - shorter than some
ha: more compact
frq: fruitful and showy, even on young plants, a superior clone overall.
or: Japan

Callicarpa dichotoma 'Spring Gold' (5/02)

lc: bright golden yellow, later more green
or: Japan
in, wholesale source:
Nurseries Caroliniana (online catalog 2002)

Callicarpa japonica var. angustata Rehd.

ht: taller than var. japonica
lw: 2/5 - 1 1/5 in. wide - narrower blades than var. japonica
geo: China - typical var. japonica is mostly found in Japan.

Callicarpa japonica 'Heavy Berry'

frq: more fruitful than typical
li: Dirr, M.A. 1998. Man. Woody Land. Plts. Stipes Publ. p. 159

Callicarpa japonica 'Leucocarpa'

ht: smaller than species typical but not always a sharp difference.
fc: light pink
frc: white fruits - best effect when interplanted closely with darker-fruited variants.
lc: lighter green than purple-fruited variants

Callicarpa japonica var. luxurians

frd: infructescences (fruit clusters) larger than var. japonica
ch: less cold hardy than var. japonica.

Callicarpa japonica var. luxurians 'Lollypop'

so: source (Camellia Forest)

Callicarpa japonica var. taquetii

lw: narrower than species typical
frd: infructescences (fruit clusters) smaller than var. luxurians and var. japonica

Callicarpa japonica 'Virginia'

so: source (Plant Development

Callicarpa kwangtungensis (7/3)

cclick image to enlarge
Raulston Arboretum. Spring 2003. An interesting rare Chinese species that will add much to the germplasm of the genus. These pointed leaves with purplish tints and venation are very attractive on their own without aid of the genus' more famous qualities. It proved floriferous in July 2003 and we are waiting to examine a good set of fruit in future years as this plant develops.